The Flavour Principle

The Flavour Principle

Enticing your Senses With Food and Drink

Book - 2013
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Canada's favourite culinary pair creates a one-of-a-kind cookbook that will be everyone's go-to food and winematching guide

Every great dish has a centre of gravity, a flavour or essence that pulls together other ingredients into a coherent and compelling whole. Indian curry spices, fiery Thai chilis, lemony citrus, smoky barbecue rubs--these are all flavours that we adore and that get our taste buds asking for more. Flavour is, quite simply, what makes us passionate about food and drink. At last, here is a cookbook that focuses on this fundamental concept.

Organized around eleven distinctive tastes, from spicy to tart to bitter and beyond, The Flavour Principle features more than thirty gorgeous menus with complementary--and sometimes surprising--beverage pairings. Covering flavours from all over the world, this cookbookis a journey around the globe. Modern and eclectic in approach, The Flavour Principle has broad appeal to food and wine lovers. Like A Matter of Taste before it, The Flavour Principle sets a new standard in food-and-beverage pairing cookbooks.

Publisher: Toronto :, HarperCollins Canada,, 2013, ©2013.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781443413435
Branch Call Number: 641. 8 WAV
Characteristics: 456 pages : olour illustrations ; 27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Crosariol, Beppi 1960-- Author


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ksoles Nov 19, 2013

Long time Globe and Mail columnists Lucy Waverman and Beppi Crosariol have recently combined their respective loves of food and drink to produce "The Flavour Principle," a global gastronomic journey and one of the best cookbooks Canada currently offers.

The Flavour Principle contains over 30 creative menus, each organized around one of 11 core flavours such as earthy, sweet, herbal and umami. The notes preceding the recipes have a conversational, humourous tone while the recipes themselves produce flavour extravaganzas: caramel-pecan sea bass with cranberry wine sauce and shallot and brussels sprout compote form part of one holiday feast.

Crosariol thoughtfully pairs each dish with a wine and also offers advice on how to stock a bare-bones bar. Food and drink come together even more beautifully when enhanced by Ryan Szulc's mouth-watering photos. An excellent gift for any home cook who wants to tour the world through taste.

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